By Our Reporter
There is need to assess laws and policies on Persons with Disabilities in Uganda, this call has been made by the Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah.
Mr Oulanyah was meeting a delegation from the Uganda Paralympic Committee that presented a petition to him for the inclusion of PWDS in physical education and sports.
He noted that parliament should look into the laws that affect persons with disabilities and especially those involved in sports and physical education.
“We need to see the gaps, identify them and provide solutions. There is need to also assess how much money we allocate in terms of the budget,” Oulanyah said.
“I call upon the Uganda Paralympic committee to do a lot of advocacy so that people know about the organisation and make decisions knowingly,” he added.
Meanwhile, the President of the Uganda Paralympic Committee, Bumali Mpindi, who presented the petition noted that the current National Council of Sports Act should be amended to cater for the numerous disability issues.